QUICK BOOKS, XERO, AND PEACHTREE TRAINING
Bob Coleman has been a Certified Consultant for several years. Peachtree, now known as Sage 50, and Quick Books entered the market long ago as entry level accounting packages, but both have evolved to very robust systems. Xero is a newer entry, and a real challenger to the giants in accounting. For any accounting software package, the key to long lasting success is to pay much attention to the initial setup. There are multiple sample charts of accounts in both packages, along with sample companies to use for training. However, since every company is different, your Chart should be customized for your operation. And there are multiple ways to accomplish most any goal. Bob or Virginia can help, not only with tailoring your accounts, but can suggest office procedures that will help streamline the production of financials that will only help, not hinder the management function.
Bob loves to share his knowledge of tips and tricks to create truly useful spreadsheets. Peachtree, Xero, and QuickBooks will export to Excel, and the ability to create amazing reports is second to none. Bob has often said that if he had to give up all his software programs but one, he would keep Excel. It can do just about anything.